What are the AHA-ASA recommendations regarding nicotine addiction?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: R Gregory Lande, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In their 2010 guidelines, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) strongly recommended that smokers consider smoking cessation because of the direct correlation between smoking and both ischemic stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clinicians should provide counseling, nicotine replacement, and oral smoking cessation medications as options. Avoiding exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is reasonable. [6]


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